Cook Islands 2005

Cook Islands is an independent country voluntarily associated with New Zealand. It is an archipelago of tiny islands in the Pacific Ocean, half way between Hawaii and New Zealand, inhabited by about 22000 people, mainly Maoris. The largest island, Rarotonga, is their capital and a popular holiday destination for a large number of New Zealanders and a rather small number of others. In the Rarotonga port we saw a few sailing yachts from the US and Canada. The island is surrounded by coral reef that prevents any big waves reaching beaches, thus making a snorkelling paradise. We stayed in a small hotel called Castaway.


Rarotonga coast and the reef edge where waves get their white crests.

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